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LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe

  • 12X DVD-RAM Write
  • 2MB Cache
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This Lite-On 20x LH-20A1L drive writes 4.7GB of data in about 5.5 minutes to DVD+R, and supports all DVD formats. Intelligent features such as a 2 MB buffer, Smart Burn buffer under-run protection, and Smart Write dynamic calibration of write speed work together to ensure that you get accurate, working copies every time, instead of wasting disc blanks on failed write attempts. Interchangeable black and white bezels ensure a good-looking install on your computer.

Playback is just as reliable with Smart-X technology for smooth, stable Audio CD, VCD, and DVD playback; and high-performance DAE, VCD, and DVD data extraction. This high-performance SATA drive supports Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, and Vista. In dual-layer format, you'll be able to store 8.5 GB of data, photos, music, or games on one dual-layer disc.

  • newegg DVD Multi Recorder The LITE-ON LH-20A1L-06 DVD burner enables users to burn any DVD+R/-R, DVD+RW/-RW or DVD-RAM disc and supports the dual-layer function allowing up to 8.5GB data to be burned and saved on a single dual-layer disc. Burn your own DVD/VCD movies or backup data with ease!
  • newegg 20X Ultra High Writing Speed With advanced burning technology, the LITE-ON LH-20A1L-06 DVD burner delivers a class-leading DVD+R/-R writing speed of 20X. The super fast burning speed enables users to write a whole DVD+R/-R disc in about 5.5 minutes!
  • newegg High-quality Disc Burning The LITE-ON LH-20A1L-06 DVD burner is equipped with advanced burning technologies including the SMART-BURN technology to avoid Buffer UnderRun errors and automatically adjust writing strategy and running OPC for the best burning quality, the SMART-X function to adjust CD-DA/VCD/DVD data extraction to the fastest allowable speed according to both data request rate from the host and disc quality, and the ABS mechanism to reduce vibration and noise while the disc is rotating at a high speed.
  • newegg LightScribe Technology Say goodbye to adhesive labels, paint or ink! With the innovative LightScribe technology, the LITE-ON LH-20A1L-06 DVD burner burns any image or text directly onto the surface of LightScribe-compatible CDs or DVDs to create your own publication-like disc collection.
  • newegg SATA Interface With the next-generation SATA interface, the LITE-ON LH-20A1L-06 DVD burner supports up to 1.5 Gb/s bandwidth to provide more stable and speedy data transfer for faster and smoother read and write performance.
  • newegg Extra White Bezel Change the front bezel when your LITE-ON LH-20A1L-06 DVD burner looks odd in your computer case. The included white front bezel offers an ideal option for installing the DVD burner in white or gray computer cases.

Learn more about the Lite-On LH-20A1L-06


DVD Burner


DVD-ROM Access Time
CD-ROM Access Time



READ Speed


Physical Spec

LightScribe Support
Form Factor
Panel Color


Load Type


Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista


System Requirements
Processor: Pentium 4 1.3Ghz
RAM: 128MB
Hard Disk Space: 650MB
5GB for creating DVD image file
9GB for creating DVD-DL image file
HDD Access Time: < 20ms
Experience advanced recording technology
Duplicate or backup valuable files
Organize and manage personal files
Label or personalize your DVD creations


Package Contents
User Manual
SATA Cable
Replaceable White Front Panel

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited
1 year limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

Customer Reviews of the Lite-On LH-20A1L-06

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  • Daniel Y.
  • 3/2/2013 4:37:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsno good

Pros: works fine when it works

Cons: right of the bat would caused my motherboard to freeze all the time, took me two years to this figure out.

Other Thoughts: when troubleshooting problems with your pc, and you start replacing hardware, always start with the cheap part like this cheap DVD burner. Only pro that I can think of, is how much I learn troubleshooting and after removing the burner my pc now runs great.

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  • Jonathan N.
  • 11/13/2008 10:26:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood burner

Pros: Price is right on this unit. Does the burning and ripping of DVDs and CDs to my like. Color of the unit is consistent and seems to be constructed decent.

Cons: The thing gets LOUD when burning, but it's not technically a con because I know the things working overtime for me.

Other Thoughts: Great unit for the price!!! would buy again and recommend to anyone that needs a DVD/CD R/RW

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  • Ling H.
  • 11/11/2008 6:02:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIts ok

Pros: Fast and cheap

Cons: Tray mechanism broke (or went wonka). What I meant was when I want it to eject, sometimes it'll not eject. Either via the button or software. It gets stuck from time to time. Also very noisy =(

Other Thoughts: It was good when it worked.

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  • JERRI C.
  • 11/10/2008 5:01:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI like it

Pros: Fast, quiet, and does the job!

Cons: None

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  • Thomas H.
  • 11/7/2008 9:44:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: easy to instal and cheap

Cons: i've had this one replaced by newegg once already and now i had to buy another and it's been less than 6 months. I just stops reconizing disk, and manufacture doesn't matter. i will prolly never buy a lite writer again as i burn a avg 4-6 disk a day.

Other Thoughts: Not worth the trouble

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  • MICAH D.
  • 11/5/2008 10:04:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs...

Pros: Worked great for a period of time. Good quality. Lightscribe looked good. Never a problem with a disc burned in this drive.

Cons: Almost exactly one year after I bought it, it simply stopped recognizing discs. Unfortunately, it was a couple days longer than one year after I bought it, so I just missed the deadline to request an RMA by a whopping 40 hours... I most likely will never buy from Lite-On again, but we'll see how my new LG model does before I make a commitment

Other Thoughts: A good drive, if you don't mind buying and installing a new one exactly one year later.

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  • David R.
  • 10/22/2008 11:51:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: No problems at all. Works faster then i expected easy install. it came with two face plates white and black. I think I've actually burned a ~4.5 GB ISO to a DVD in a max of 5 min, although this was comming from a SATA HDD.

Cons: none thus

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  • Christopher M.
  • 10/11/2008 10:36:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat drive

Pros: Very fast buffers up quickly and using imgburn buring a dvd takes less than 5 minutes from initialization to completion its sata so easy to route

Cons: i dont have another?

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  • Peter C.
  • 10/9/2008 10:51:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood stuff... slightly annoying

Pros: Good burner, does what it's supposed to and at the speed listed.

Cons: some days this thing is so loud I cant stand it! like honest to gosh it sounds like i'm cooking a hot pocket in my comp. Full on 1000W microwave style, with added tinge of vibration.

Other Thoughts: looks nice, matches my black case, nothin too fancy. i dont have much exposure to optical drives, but i can say i've had much much quieter ones. after all the noise might be my case, but i doubt it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/2/2008 4:52:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDrive works great, issue it was causing was not so great

Pros: Good price, no issues using media or burning BUT...

Cons: It's rather loud when it spins up AND...

Other Thoughts: I ended up having to disconnect the drive because it was causing DPC spikes that would freeze my system for a few seconds at a time. I'm not putting this in the 'con' section because I don't know for sure that it's the drive itself, or drivers, or something with my mobo that's causing the issue. My research into it thus far hasn't come up with much related to this issue, so all I know is the 'what', but not the 'why'. Might be some way to fix it.

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